“Although I am a Liverpool supporter, surely no one can think that Trent Alexander-Arnold will not be England’s right back for the foreseeable future?” Mike MacKenzie asks. “He can and will improve his defense skills, but in the future no one is close to him.”
I’m not sure. He is brilliant, no doubt about that, but if the opposition had a serious leftist, he would think very carefully about getting Wan-Bissaka in. If he did, he would think very seriously about hitting Alexander-Arnold in midfield. .
Brendan “Brendan” Rodgers says he is putting everything into cup competitions, and he expects the players to use their disappointing league cup semi-defeat to liquidate them. He wants to maintain the freshness of his team, which is why he has made some changes, but his defense has been good, which is why he is mainly leaving him alone. He thinks Chelsea have outstanding players and points to two outstanding games against them in the league.
“Maybe most football in the Premier League is always stale” He sends emails to Chris Ross, “but it’s the 40,000 fans who are screaming, giving a false impression. That and the focus on GOALS! ”
Maybe most of all football is stale, but I don’t find it lukewarm since I have most of what I have seen so far. Hopefully, the intensity will increase as players get in shape and the stakes get higher.
When men they were “boys”.
Lampard expects his team to produce a level of performance similar to what they produced in the middle of the week, regretting the inconsistency of his team. He also says that playing City requires a lot of physical effort, that’s why he’s made so many changes, but he expects a similar or even better show. He is pleased to select Billy Gilmour, who is a talent, and hopes that Leicester will make it a good contest.
For those of us who are very old, This accessory means only one thing: one of the great robberies.
On BT Robbie Savage is talking about Wycombe Wonderers. They are very indecisive.
There are so many good young English players right now that it’s absolutely ridiculous. In the 36 years I have been watching “this game” there has never been anything like it. Gareth Southgate has so many players to choose from, for example on the right side, he will have to spend the next 1 years selecting between James, Alexander-Arnold and Wan-Bissaka. In fact, I think the overdue euros will work massively in their favor, because almost all of their key players are getting better, and in one year it may be impossible to sideline Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and Phil Foden.
This should be a very good game. I mean, this should be a very good game.
A few minutes ago, Arsenal switched to Sheffield United, whose late target was replaced by an even later target. Read all about it here:
We saw what can happen when you make too many changes in yesterday’s execrable Norwich-Man United game, but Lampard has only managed two in midfield and on attack, so he should have a more fluid performance than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. I am looking forward to seeing Reece James, who is a colossal talent, also Billy Gilmour, while Christian Pulisic is so full of confidence right now.
As for Franklampardschelsea, Frank Lampard makes six changes since the midweek victory over Manchester City. In the back, Caballero, Zouma, Emerson and James enter through Kepa, Azpilicueta, Christenson and Alonso; in midfield, Gilmour replaces Barkley; while up front, it’s Abraham, not Giroud.
Two interesting selections there. Leicester looks much better balanced than the other night (4-3-3 fits well, 4-4-2 no) and they haven’t even started playing yet. They will miss the injured James Maddison, but they will be much better for having Youri Tielemans back, as well as Harvey Barnes and Ayoze Perez. I would expect much more speed and flexibility than we saw against Brighton.
Leicester City (quiet, entertaining, 4-3-3): Schmeichel; Justin, Evans, Soyuncu, Chilwell; Ndidi, Praet, Tielemans; Pérez, Vardy, Barnes. Subs: Ward, Morgan, Bennett, Fuchs, Choudhury, Mendy, Gray, Albrighton, Iheanacho.
Chelsea (a landlord, hearty, feeling good 4-3-3): Gentleman; James, Rudiger, Zouma, Emerson; Kante, Gilmour, Mount; Willian, Abraham, Pulisic. Subs: Kepa, Alonso, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Barkley, Loftus-Cheek, Kovacic, Pedro, Giroud.
Referee: Mike Dean (Yesssssssss!)
We are all friends here, so we can be honest with each other: since the return of “this league”, their football has been almost uniformly stale. It’s still great to have it in our lives, obviously: saving clubs and jobs is especially important, something fun to think about in quiet moments is especially restorative, but we’re ready for something of quality.
This afternoon’s match is one that, under normal circumstances, we would be everywhere: two youthful teams, pleasant and energetic, hitting each other after the classic knockout style. But in this case, we don’t have a club of what we are going to get.
It really is strange. We could attribute the lukewarmness to the absence of fans, except when the Bundesliga restarted the games they actually did not. Perhaps the nature and style of English football mean that players are more dependent on external adrenaline, but in a game like this, they need to find it within themselves.
Leicester desperately needs something. They recognized late at Watford and then were absolutely upset against Brighton, the wrong team, playing the wrong lineup, wrongly, and they know that a season that looked like a certain win is now under threat.
Chelsea, on the other hand, is in a great place. They look good in the future and they won very well in the middle of the week, but more than that, there is a feeling that things are changing: the club wants to be good again and is prepared to spend the money it takes to make that happen. happen. Players want to be a part of that, and they know that if they don’t play well, someone else probably will.
We have convinced ourselves of this, have we not? This is gonna be great!
Start: 4pm BST